Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)

Tico Torres The Drummer with American rock band Bon Jovi Was born 7th October 1953. Bon Jovi are Originally from Sayreville, New Jersey and were Formed in 1983, by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboard player David Bryan and percussionist Tico Torres. The band’s lineup has remained mostly static during their history, the only exceptions being the departure of bass player Alec John Such in 1994, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald and Longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora who departed in 2013.

The band achieved widespread recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, released in 1986. Their fourth album New Jersey, which was released in 1988, became just as successful as its predecessor. Bon Jovi had thirteen U.S. Top 40 hits between 1986-1995, including four number-ones including You Give love a Bad Name“”, “Livin on a Prayer“, “Bad Medicine“, and “I’ll Be There for You”. Other hits include Keep the Faith ”Wanted Dead or Alive” ”Bed of Roses” Have a Nice Day and “Always”. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single “It’s My Life”, which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi has been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway, their next album The Circle was released in 2009 and their 12th Album What About Now was released in 2013.

BON JOVI LIVE IN CLEVELAND 2013 http://youtu.be/4HNlicwoDqw

In 2015 Bon Jovi released the singles “We Don’t Run” and “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning” from the latest album Burning Bridges, which was released August 21, 2015. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the album serves as a “fan record” to tie in with an accompanying international tour. Bon Jovi’s next album will be entitled This House Is Not For Sale and is due for release in 2016. Throughout their career, the band have released thirteen studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold more than 130 million records worldwide. They have performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were also inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

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